Free Will? What Will You Choose?
Let’s talk about choice. Believers are fond of telling everyone that their god gives us free will so what we can choose to be with their god or not. They say we choose god or satan etc.
The definition of choice is roughly:
: the act of choosing : the act of picking or deciding between two or more possibilities
: the opportunity or power to choose between two or more possibilities : the opportunity or power to make a decision
But does religion, and by extension the requisite deities, actually give us a choice? Well, according to monotheism, if you decide not to choose you have not chosen their god so by default you have chosen hell or punishment or whatever they want to call it. In the end, this free will we are supposedly given doesn’t do much for us as the only choice is Hobson’s Choice
Either choose their god or go to hell. That’s not a choice of two or more things. You only get to choose from one thing, take it or leave it. You’re going to get hell according to their doctrine no matter what you do UNLESS you choose their deity. That is NOT a choice. Choose their god or burn for eternity. Choose their god or be punished for eternity. Not just for a day or week or something, for eternity. Oh, you don’t get a choice about eternity either. That’s not even on the discussion table.
Monotheism is absolutely certain – do as we tell you or be punished forever. They don’t really care if they can’t tell you what this heaven place is like or what it’s about they just know that if you don’t choose it you’re going to be tortured forever. Eternal punishment for not ‘choosing’ what they told you to choose. Oh, and what if you never heard about this choice? You’re still going to burn.
Free will? hahahahahahahahahahahaha